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Deadline: November 30, 2011
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: From £10


Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition

International Garden Photographer of the Year 2011

IGPOTY2011 The competition is open to everyone, amateurs and professionals alike. Entries are welcome from any country in the world. There are no restrictions on the type of camera you use, or the techniques you use to produce your final image.You have to pay a fee to enter. But unlike free competitions, we provide feedback on request (after the judging), we have a huge range of cash and other prizes available to winners and to runners-up, together with the unique prize of having a photograph exhibited in our exhibitions

The judges will select around 100 finalists whose photographs will be printed to exhibition standard and planned to be shown at a major exhibition during 2012, with substantial press coverage. The mounting of the exhibition is subject to prevailing circumstances and will be confirmed before the end of 2011.

One finalist will win the title ‘International Garden Photographer of the Year’ and an under 16 finalist will win ‘Young Garden Photographer of the Year’.

Each category will have a winner and two runner-up prizes. An additional prize will be awarded for the best portfolio and there will be two portfolio runners-up prizes.

Each seasonal competition will have one winner and two runners-up.

All finalists and commended photographers will have their photographs shown on the International Garden Photographer of the Year website during 2011 and beyond..

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: SINGLE IMAGE (International Garden Photographer of the Year): £5000

PORTFOLIO: ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY GOLD MEDAL PLUS £2000 CASH
Best in Category winners each receive £500 and other prizes

Everybody who has entered the fifth annual IGPOTY competition will be eligible for an invitation to meet the judges and discuss their photography. On this day IGPOTY judges will be on hand at the exhibition site to answer your questions and to give you feedback on your entries - you will need to bring prints or your photos on your camera. Please note this offer will only be valid on the date we specify.

In addition, the IGPOTY team will provide personal feedback on entries by email to anyone on request, after the winners have been announced publicly. Simply email with your request.

Finalists - photographs exhibited and published

Highly Commended - photographs featured on the website and published

Commended - photographs featured on the website ELIGIBILITY: Open to everyone Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: By submitting images to the Competition, you confirm and warrant that: you are the sole author of each entry and that it is your original work and you are the sole owner of the copyright in each image. USAGE RIGHTS: If your image is short-listed you will be contacted and invited to grant permission for your image to be used to promote the Competition and exhibition only. For avoidance of doubt, no free usage of any photograph is permitted by International Garden Photographer of the Year, or any of its partners or sponsors outside the scope of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition and exhibition. There is no plan envisaged by International Garden Photographer of the Year, or any of its partners or sponsors, to create a general commercial archive of photographs entered into this competition.

Failure to agree to this licence will not disqualify any photograph from the competition.

This invitation will state as follows: You grant International Garden Photographer of the Year and its supporting partners a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty free licence to reproduce, enlarge, publish or exhibit, on any media, the photographs for any purpose connected with the Competition.

This may include, but is not limited to:(a) inclusion on the Site and on the websites of sponsors and supporters; (b) inclusion in associated books; (c) display at any associated exhibitions; (d) use in press releases to be distributed to national, regional & specialist press giving information about or promoting the Competition.

You also agree that the organisers can sub-license images to the media for reproduction in connection with the Competition and Exhibition only. International Garden Photographer of the Year will make every effort to ensure that name credits are given to any photograph published in any medium.

Images used on any merchandise commissioned by the organisers will be subject to separate agreements which will be discussed individually with photographers.

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